The Virtue Of God’s Blessing
Psalm 127 was written by King Solomon.
The emphasis is placed upon the futility of human effort without God's help. King Solomon was an architect and great builder. Although Solomon’s father King David designed the temple and all its furnishings it was Solomon who directed its construction. Solomon is also credited with designing and building other great structures during his reign.
1 Chronicles 22:7-10 NIV David said to Solomon: “My son, I had it in my heart to build a house for the Name of the Lord my God. But this word of the Lord came to me: ‘You have shed much blood and have fought many wars. You are not to build a house for my Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight. But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign. He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’
1 Kings 7:1 NIV It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
1 Kings 7:8 NIV And the palace in which he was to live, set farther back, was similar in design. Solomon also made a palace like this hall for Pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married.
2 Chronicles 8:1-6 NIV At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built the temple of the Lord and his own palace, Solomon rebuilt the villages that Hiram had given him, and settled Israelites in them. Solomon then went to Hamath Zobah and captured it. He also built up Tadmor in the desert and all the store cities he had built in Hamath. He rebuilt Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon as fortified cities, with walls and with gates and bars, as well as Baalath and all his store cities, and all the cities for his chariots and for his horses —whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.
being strengthened or rebuilt by Solomon, include Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer
It doesn't matter if it’s a house, a building, a city, nation or family, nothing can succeed if God is not included in the plans and efforts. Even the most diligent person who works their hardest 42/7 can’t hope for success without God's blessings and approval.
The concept of the necessity of dependence upon God is carried over into the building of a family Recognition that marriage was created and sanctioned by God and that children are His gift is the basis for building a successful home. Joy and protection are pictured, in Psalm 127, as the results of fruitfulness in the bearing and raising children. Another result are children who can protect and provide for their parents in their old age.